Seattle and art have always been a part of my life. My art started out with little Ryan making stick figure potato people and took off from there. I started working with wire in middle school making small things like jewelry. I continued to experiment with other mediums and wire up until high school when everything came to a stop. At 14 my hair started falling out and by 15 I was diagnosed with alopecia and had gone completely bald. It was a big change in my life. I had a couple of other medical things going on as well and it put my art on hold for a bit. Coming out of that fog and embracing my baldness I knew I still loved art and that I wanted to pursue that in college. I planned on studying computer science and fine art wanting to lead myself into graphic design. I did accomplish that but along the way I fell in love with wire again thanks to a 3D visualization class. I began to make wire art like crazy. I have done art commission portraits as well as more abstract pieces two of which were shown overseas in London. I worked with my University to create a mural and I was asked to make our senior class button. I graduated this past spring with the class of 2020 with a degree in art and computer science. I’m currently working freelance design and trying to make my way in the fine art world. I look forward to Stirring It Up with all of you and helping you release your inner artist.